Let me sum up: On January 22nd, I ran into my best friend after not seeing her very much over the past several years. On Feb 14th I had a pretty serious knee operation to remove part of my torn medial meniscus and repair the other half, and the doc also performed what is called a 'micro fracture' procedure to help repair my badly damaged cartilage. The subsequent six months (physically) have been difficult, but that's the easy stuff to deal with. The exciting news is that in five weeks I will be marrying that girl I "ran into..."I proposed to her on June 22nd.
(one lucky dude!)Additionally, I've been back in the saddle now for a few weeks after several months of just trying to not eat my weight in ice cream every day, and I will be making my first race post surgery the 2011 Beach 2 Battleship in Wilmington, NC on Oct 29th. In 2008. I won the inaugural half distance as an amateur, and Setup Events is kind enough to bring me back this year. I have since acquired an elite license, and I will be racing a pro this go 'round. If all goes according to plan, I'll be racing as a married man, traveling and racing with great friends from Chattanooga, and hopefully having an amazing time in a great city.
Please stay tuned for wedding pictures, race updates, excellent music selections, and whatever happens to tickle my fancy.